Black Friday is the day following the American tradition of Thanksgiving and this year it is going to take place on the 23rd of November. In the last few years, the day has become a worldwide sensation and every year new retailers all across the globe welcome the event and add it to their sales events calendar. South Africa is also following the trend with retailers and online stores already preparing their 2018 Black Friday promos.
Since this day does not follow the traditional seasonal sales rules and because it is short-termed, we never know what type of discounts will each store have. Most promos are announced on the time they start and it is close to impossible to know which store or website will have the deals that best fit our shopping list. Below, we have created a list of the best deals that we expect to see based on the previous years. If you want additional discounts, make sure to check for Black Friday coupons and vouchers on websites like Black Friday Global. Coupon websites like this can always help you get additional discounts on your basket.
Spree is a must every Black Friday for anyone looking to upgrade their wardrobe. On previous Black Fridays the prices have dropped even 95% with price-tags going from R399 to just R20 for a classy little black dress. This being said, the fact that in 2016, the website’s traffic increased by 348% compared to the daily average for November should come as no surprise. This year, similar discounts are expected on a wide assortment of clothes on both women’s and men’s department. Make sure to download the Spree App which offers exclusive Black Friday coupons to its’ users that can help you save even R200.
Makro is the best place to look for your Black Friday 2018 electronic promos. Last year, customers had the option between 25,000 deals and discounts that reached up to 60%. Similar discounts will be available this year on products like headphones, smartwatches, laptops, TVs and more. In 2017, customers saved even R3,000 on laptop purchases from brands like Lenovo or Acer so keep an eye out on Makro if you want to score some the best electronic deals in South Africa.
Travelstart has created its’ own Black Friday event and has smartly named it “Black Flyday Sale”. It usually lasts between three to four days and it offers discounts up to 40%. You can expect promos on airlines like Emirates, Etihad Airways, FlySafair, British Airways, Comair, South African Airways, Qatar Airways and more. Deals include destinations worldwide from Portugal and London to Dubai and India.
Zando Black Friday deals for 2018 are expected to break any previous order records. On Black Friday 2016 one fashion was sold per second and this number was even bigger in 2017. This year, with the Zando app, and with the online store reaching over 22 million South African citizens, the company will release discounts up to 80% and 50% off gift cards. Just like last year, you can look for special deals on the app or the website that can save you even 90%.
Looking at previous years, we can assume that HomeChoice Black Friday 2018 offers will start the Wednesday or Thursday preceding Friday. Prices will drop up to 85% and will include even the top-selling categories like bedding, furniture and appliances.
Sport enthusiasts can count on MRP Sport for some of the top-saving deals on athleisure fashion pieces. For 2018, MRP Sport customers can save even R500 like in previous years. That makes it the ideal opportunity to save on fitness apparel, outdoor apparel as well as footwear and equipment.
No matter what you want to buy on 2018 for Black Friday, you can can be certain that you will find it online. Since every store has different Black Friday events and discounts, ensure that you are subscribed to the relevant newsletters, that you have downloaded the mobile apps of the stores you want to shop at and that you have checked South African coupon websites for additional websites before you place your order.